On a busy strip of the East Village, Apiary is a chic refuge for a mature dinner in a young neighborhood. The restaurant is partly owned by furniture design company Ligne Roset, and the contemporary space holds sleek furnishings by the brand. The à la carte menu isn't huge, but is devoted to seasonal and—whenever possible—local food. Expect dishes like crispy sweetbreads with romesco sauce and chanterelle risotto with peas, lemon, and herbs. A $37 prix-fixe menu,
offered Sunday through Thursday, includes many menu standouts at a fraction of the price. The extensive wine list features many domestic picks, but also takes drinkers on an international oenological tour. Monday is no-corkage night.